1. U.S Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld and Indian Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh walk out
2. Wide of media
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Donald Rumsfeld, U-S Defense Secretary:
"The attacks on the United States, the evidence is so clear, it's been on television the damage that was done. The relationships among terrorists and terrorists networks are abundantly clear - there is no need for additional evidence. The United States has talked with any country with any interest in the subject at all and it seems to me that it is self evident that terrorists are operating in the world and they are operating in countries because countries are tolerating them and if we are to assure the way of life of free systems in our country and in India the only choice we have Is to take the battle to them."
4. Cutaway of press
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Donald Rumsfeld, U-S Defense Secretary:
"The kind of information that will turn the day will be scraps of information that people from all across the globe will give. Sometimes people from inside countries that are harbouring terrorists sometimes, conceivably, from people inside organisations that would like terrorists to leave their country. It is that kind of information that will help us, overtime, ultimately to roll up their (terrorist) networks and allow people in free countries to live out their lives in freedom."
6. Cutaway press
7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jaswant Singh, Indian Foreign Minister:
"The Pentagon was attacked that day on Tuesday the 11th. Secretary Rumsfeld displayed great personal courage and great leadership which we in the free world have treated as an example and I am very glad that I am able to visit him again. The free world has a challenge that we face and the challenge is one we have to face jointly and in the facing of that challenge we stand shoulder to shoulder with the United States of America "
U.S Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld made it clear during a joint press conference with visiting Foreign Minister, Jaswant Singh, at the Pentagon on Tuesday, that the evidence against Osama bin Laden was clear cut.
The secretary said there was proof of links between last month's attacks in New York and Washington and the al-Qaida guerrilla network headed by Saudi-born fugitive bin Laden.
Osama bin Laden is believed to be living in Afghanistan and sheltered by that country's Taliban leaders.
Rumsfeld also said that he was leaving later on Tuesday for talks with leaders in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt and Uzbekistan. He hoped to be back in Washington by the weekend.
Singh said that India stood 'shoulder to shoulder' with America and praised Rumsfeld on his personal courage and leadership skills during these difficult times.